Herald Nix was born in 1951 in Salmon Arm, in the interior of British Columbia. He lives in the farmhouse where he grew up after being away for some time making his living as a singer/songwriter. In his youth he went to the Vancouver School of Art, now called Emily Carr, and has painted for many years. Nix makes almost daily trips into the bush around Salmon Arm to paint small landscapes outdoors in oil on board. Lucy Lippard, in her book, The Lure Of The Local, said that ‘place’ was ‘space plus memory’ and Nix invests his paintings with both qualities. The work is just as much about the paint as it is the place. The exhibition is complemented by a small selection of photographs by Mark Ruwedel, Paul Buchanan and various anonymous vintage works, all courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery.
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